Children
 China
Project #12153

An egg a day for kids in rural China

by Shanghai United Foundation
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Dear Donors,

By March, 2016, One-egg program has been covering 15 elementary schools in Lijiang of Yunnan province. The program has ensured 1,689 children and teachers in poverty-sticken area of Lijiang one egg a day.

50-60% of students in this program need 3-4 hours to walk to school every day. They indeed often miss the breakfast, because the family can not really provide nutritional food for them or even no enough food as for breakfast. The little one egg a day have definitely provide them with more energy to stay awake for the whole day.

This is just one example among all one-egg program schools. All together, one-egg program has been supporting 67 schools in 4 provinces in western China, including Yunnan province, Sichuan province, Guangxi province and Guizhou province. From 2011 till now, the program is keeping lifting up the living condition of these kids by simply giving them an egg a day~

 

Sincerely thank you for your kind support and attention.


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Dear Donor,

The one egg program was started by shanghai united foundation (SUF) and other 9NGOs on Dec.2010. One egg for one kid per day in his or her school time, improving health situation in poverty areas in China. Up to now, the program has been implemented five years.

By July 31 2015, the One Egg program has been covering 67 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi. The program has ensured 12,297 kids and teachers in poverty-stricken area in west China one egg a day.

Many thanks for your generous help.From a humble beginning back to 2011 till now, more than 20thousands children in rural areas of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou province enjoy one egg every day during the whole scholar year, thanks to your support and careness.

Please kindly find the latest pictures and updates of one egg program from the attachment.You are welcome to contact our project officer via email : yanqin.dong@lianquan.org, if you have any question or suggestion on this project.

Sincerely thanks again for your help. The Chinese New year is coming, wish you a Happy 2016.

Hope to see you soon!

Warm regards

Jie


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Some updates from egg schools which are located in Yunnan province.

 

The One Egg Program was started in Ninglang of Yuannan Province in 2010.

By the end of last semester of 2015, the One Egg Program has been covering 15 elementary schools of Ninglang and ensured 1499 kids and teachers one egg a day. There are some pictures and stories of the children having eggs.

 

Eggs are prepared in a rice cooker or a large deep pot by a teacher every day. Teachers loved children more, so they persist at all times of the year.

After the One Egg project is executed, washing before eating is everyone’s habit. Before, many children did exposed intestinal worms and had no other infection methods.

 

The children are queuing up for eggs, an egg each. They are non-residential, which means they have to spend more than one hour on daily travel to their lectures.

For most of the year, 80 percent of working-age population is absent. Village was lonely, leaving only old people and children, children smile pure bright, is the village only passion

What we are doing and what we will be doing is not just donating supplies but love.

Many children benefited from your countless generosities, dear donors, teachers and project implementing agency.

 

 

More details and pictures, please kindly read the attached report.

Many thanks to all donors!!


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The One Egg Program was started by Shanghai United Foundation and other 9 NGOS on Dec 2010. Up to now, the program has been implemented five years.

By January 31 2015, the One Egg Program has been covering 67 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi. The program has ensured 11048 kids and teachers in poverty-stricken area in west China one egg a day.

 

50%-60% of students of program schools walk to school every day, and it will be take one to four hours. They missed breakfast because their poor families can’t make breakfast for them, and their schools don’t provide breakfast too. So they eat eggs for breakfast, and that could help them stay awake or don’t cat naps for the morning classes. There are some education program and poverty program in the One Egg Program project sites, together, these programs are essential to improving education and health of children in impoverished region. Also, cooperation of several programs pools our resources and allows each to contribute what they can.


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The One Egg Program wasstarted by Shanghai United Foundation and other 9 NGOS on Dec 2010. Up to now, the program has been implemented four years.

By July 31 2014, the One Egg Program has been covering 62 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi. The program has ensured 11254 kids and teachers in poverty-stricken area in west China one egg a day.

 

Effectiveness of Program

For students and teachers, an egg one day equal of their having breakfast.

50%-60% of students of program schools walk to school every day, and it will be take one to four hours. They missed breakfast because their poor families can’t make breakfast for them, and their schools don’t provide breakfast too. So they eat eggs for breakfast, and that could help them stay awake or don’t cat naps for the morning classes.

For implementing NGOS, the One Egg Program is a powerful supplement.

There are some education program and poverty program in the One Egg Program project sites, together, these programs are essential to improving education and health of children in impoverished region. Also, cooperation of several programs pools our resources and allows each to contribute what they can.

 

Major Problems and Solutions

Eggs’ transporting

Now, the schools, where the program “one egg” was involved, almost are located in remote mountainous areas, and it is difficult for the eggs’ transporting, especially in rainy day. Because of the bad weather, the vehicle can't arrive at some schools, and the supply of eggs even has to be cut off.

Facing these difficult, we hope those private vehicles can be rented to carry these eggs when the supplier’ free distribution is halted. In addition, we advice the schoolmasters maintain close relations with the supplier, and inform the supplier of  the consumption of eggs in time, about a week earlier, and the supplier can have enough time to arrange the free distribution.

The price of eggs

As an important part of the program, the price of eggs has a direct impact on the budgets and operating costs of the program. According to the report from the different area, the price of eggs change with the whole market’ price, so it is impossible to calculate all the eggs’ cost precisely, or predict it. As one eggs’ supplier said, the egg has a new price every day.

Considering the price of egg is always floating, on the one hand, the project executing agency should monitor the price of eggs at all time; on the other hand, they must keep a good cooperation with the supplier. Therefore, we hope the eggs’ supplier can approve our public interest concept, and we can get good but inexpensive eggs, or the free transportation.


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Organization Information

Shanghai United Foundation

Location: Shanghai - China
Website: http:/​/​www.lianquan.org.cn
Project Leader:
Jie XIAO
Shanghai, China

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